DIY Nursing Covers and Infinity Scarves

1.07.2014

With Adelyn's arrival so close, I've been working diligently to finish up some DIY projects that I've had pinned on Pinterest for a while. One of those was to make myself a new nursing cover. I used a Bebe Au Lait cover with Emerson and while it worked just fine, it's really not the cutest thing in the world. Since I know we will be out and about a lot more, a cute nursing cover is a must for me. I love the poncho style ones I've seen lately, but I didn't really want to spend $40 plus for something that I felt like I could probably make. I headed to a local fabric store and found a bunch of jersey knit fabric on clearance. There are definitely cuter patterns out there but I didn't want to spend alot since I was experimenting. I ended up buying 5 different fabrics for less than $15. You can't beat that.

Once I got home, I couldn't decided which tutorial I wanted to try. I liked the versatility of the infinity scarf but I also like the full coverage of the poncho. Since I had so much fabric, I was able to try a few different tutorials.  They were all very easy and some took less than 10 minutes. That's my kind of project!! I ended up with 4 different covers! We'll see how well they really work when I have a squirmy baby underneath them, but for now they seem like they will be perfect. I also love that the jersey knit can be rolled up really small and won't take up a lot of room in the diaper bag. Here are the tutorials I tried, along with my finished product (they look a little funny with my big ol' bump underneath but I think you can still get the idea!) :) Also, please excuse the terrible selfies. I promise I wasn't mad event though I look like it in some of the pictures. I didn't want to wait until Jesse got home and ask him to take pictures of me so I just used the beautiful ol' bathroom mirror. I know these are not the best quality but I think they serve their purpose. 


I like this one for the coverage it provides. You don't have to worry about anything slipping or moving and your back and front is fully covered. I also like the sort of assymetrical neckline and the way it drapes on the one shoulder.



This one is most like the poncho type cover that I wanted to buy. It really covers everything and is very comfortable because you don't have to worry about anything slipping or moving. If you are really looking for full coverage, I recommend making this one. It's also the easiest because it doesn't require any sewing! You fold the fabric in half and cut a hole for your head and that is it!! It doesn't get any easier than that!

This is my favorite for the way it looks. I love the polka dot fabric and I just think it looks the cutest. That being said, I don't know for sure how functional it will be. I think it will take me a while to get used to making sure it doesn't fall down on the side that is not held up by my shoulder. I'm sure with some practice this will be the perfect cover for going out and about since I can wear it as a scarf too!


This tutorial made the perfect infinity scarf. It wraps so nicely and is the perfect length. When you want to use it as a nursing cover, you kind of just drape it over your shoulders. I love the way it looks and feels but I'm not sure how well it will stay up when actually nursing, especially if you have an active baby.

So there you have it! I can't wait to try them out with that sweet baby girl! Once I've actually gotten some use out of them, I'll come back and update y'all. It will be interesting to see which ones are the most functional. Either way, for the amount of money I spent on fabric,  you definitely can't go wrong trying them all!
~Dawn~ said...

I love the polka dot one, too!

And your new blog design is great!! :))

~Dawn~ said...

I love the polka dot one, too!

And your new blog design is great!! :))

Ashley said...

I made the scarf one myself, but I think I made it too big!!! I will have to "take it in" I'm sure, but figured I would wait to see how it functioned once the baby is here. I don't mind the poncho one though!

J and A said...

Love these!!! I hated the cover ups I have. They are so hot and D won't eat well under one. I usually use a Aden & Anais swaddle blanket cause it's light! Let me know which is best and I may have to make one!!

Sarah said...

Love the infinity scarves! You could totally wear them after you are done nursing too!

Catie said...

Love your new blog design!!!

Paula Lynch said...

They are all so cute.

Allison said...

love. love. love. Seriously, they're all so cute. You can test them and let me/us know which ones are actually functional/worth making/using for when we have our next baby!!!!

Michelle said...

Super cute!!! It was so hot this summer I ditched all my covers lol. I wish I had an ounce of your craftiness!!

Beth Ann said...

These are awesome!

Mateya said...

Love it! I can't believe you made all those that quickly and that affordable. You're a rockstar!

P.S. What's even more unbelievable is that you will have a baby girl to put under that thing in no time!!!

ajs {of MN} said...

a scarf/cover is such a great idea! I love the first one and also the black & white polka dot one.

i rcv'd some christmas money to put towards a sewing machine, i can't wait to look into which one i want to go with and get it- i would love to have fun little project to work on!

sullery said...

How much fabric did you use to make each of these? They are all great!

Mary said...

I would like to give as a shower gift for a summer baby. Which cover would you recommend. They are all very cute!!

content2be said...

Hi there, I was just wondering now that you've been using your nursing covers, if you could do a follow-up on which has worked out best for you. They are all so cute, and I am having a tough time deciding which to try. I would like to try the scarf/cover ones, but I worry about slippage as well. Thanks!

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